So today I got my first ever bra that actually fits, and I am ridiculously happy about that. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" /> My evaluation of it is as follows -
This style is great for close-set, FOB boobs (FOT probably won't work so well), and it has moderate lift with quite a bit of projection. I really like that it doesn't make me look huge from the front, which is a problem I've had in the past due to trying to wear bras for shallower boobs. The support is great, which is something that really matters to me as I can't ...stand bouncing.
The cups are unlined, very soft, stretchy lace. I had thought that they might be itchy (I've never been big on lace), but they aren't, at all. The lace is also smooth enough that it looks fine under medium-weight t-shirts (probably won't wear it with anything tissue-weight, but fortunately I don't own many of those anyway). The stretchyness of the cups is going to be a really good thing for me because my boobs swell and shrink quite a bit with my menstrual cycle; I'm a little concerned that it might wear out faster because of that, but it'd be an acceptable trade-off for me, honestly.
The one comfort issue is that the bottom edge of the band could stand to be quite a bit smoother; my boobs are pretty heavy and make the front edge dig into my skin a bit (the band is definitely the right size for me, though; anything bigger rides up like woah).
All in all, great first experience with actually measuring myself and using bratabase! Read more 177 more words
Runs small in the band. I pretty much always wear 30 bands, but sometimes size down to a 28 in stretchier brands. In my next Lepel order, I will probably sister size to a 32 depending on how quickly the band stretches. At the moment, I can't fasten it without an extender, but I just barely can't fasten it.
The straps are VERY stretchy, so at first wear they are adjusted nearly as small as they can go. With extended wear I will probably have to shorten them.
The wires are tall and narrow - which I love. They suit my narrow breasts perfectly. They come up ...high under the arms, and actually encase my breast tissue with no empty cup on the sides, which almost never happens.
Due to my center heaviness, the seam on the top of the cup cuts into my boobs a bit, but this is a common problem for me. I will have to wear it for a full day to see how significant this issue becomes, but most likely will alter the top of the bra to give myself a little more room in the center.
The overall construction of the bra IS really nice though. It's stretch lace, so while it appears to be quite shallow out of the box, it accommodates very well. I feel like this may be similar to Panache Andorra, but with a bit more room at the bottom of the cup, because Andorra gave me pancake boobs, and this bra gives a much more natural shape.
I'll have to wear this one a bit to see how it plays out after a full day of wear, but right now my impression is this one will be filed under "comfy bra" - this is one of those bras I can see throwing on for a lazy saturday afternoon on the couch. It's very cozy, but still has some nice style.
I actually selected the pale blue color because it was the most inexpensive, but it's a lot prettier than I expected it to be. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 246 more words
It fits alright. The band was too tight that I couldn't fasten it on my own at first. But now,after a few times of wearing this, I can fasten it, so the band is very stretchy. The fabric is soft. I ordered it in 30F online but I've got 30FF. So there might have been a mistake. I missed the returning date and it fits me quite okay, so I decided to keep it.
The wires dig into my skin a little. And the center gore is too high that it's uncomfortable. Since I decided to keep it, I need to find a way to solve this problem. And the lace is very visible. It was visible on almost every tops I have, except the thick sweater.
Really comfortable... I think 30dd would fit better as it is large and stretchy in the cups.. still wearable though. The lace is really visible, even under knitted jumpers. Fabric on the band is lovely, but the lace in the cups seems cheap. It also gives a weird shape and a bit of an east west effect. What's really odd is how it seems to flatten me despite it being too big
The band on this bra is tight but within range for a 32. The fabric is soft and stretchy, especially in the top portion.
I ordered the wrong size on this bra (meant to get 32F) but I still think it may not have worked for me. My breast tissue is very soft and pendulous and this bra was just not quite firm enough to keep me in place. Still, it is a fairly popular bra, so this issue may have more to do with me buying the wrong size or it just may be wrong for my shape. This is the same type of issue I run into with the Andorra Plunge, for example.
I missed my return window for Figleaves on this, so it will probably be listed soon.
I'm very excited because this is my first bra actually fits!
Many reviews say this runs small in the band, big in the cup so I bought 36f instead of 34g or 36ff (my measured size) I absolutely agree with the reviews. Especially you are fob type "size down one or two cup, up one in the band unless you prefer a extremly tight band. I think someone who loves a tight band can go their true size as the band easily stretches out. This bra gives enough projection with a narrow tall wire and round shape as well.
Awesome, awesome bra. Once I figured out that I needed to size down a cupsize in this model, the fit is incredibly comfortable and solid. I usually need a 28 band (especially in Freya) but the 30 on this bra is supportive on the loosest hooks. The underwires are narrow, and the underwires themselves are literally that--very strong, rounded wires (just barely flattened), which seems to sit on my body way more comfortably than wider, flatter underwires. I had to bend out the outer edge for comfort, but that's not a huge deal. The straps are narrow but comfortable. The stretch lace/elastic on the top edge of the cup is very forgiving and comfortable. The lace fabric is very soft (though things have a tendency to snag, like the other hooks in my undwerwear drawer) and the wing/gore fabric is even softer. The wing also has a single piece of flat plastic boning on each side for additional support, and it seems to do a good job of keeping the wing smooth around my sides and back.
This is a very pretty bra with VERY soft fabric. I love the feel of the lace and the cup fabric. It's incredibly comfortable in the cups. Unfortunately, the wings are a tad bit too high on me, so it makes it uncomfortable to wear. If the wings were a bit shorter, I'd be wearing this bra all the time.